Robben Island South Africa's apartheid history is an element of the nation's past that cannot be overlooked, and many visitors to the rainbow nation are interested in learning more about this dark period. Visitors to Cape Town can learn more about this period with a visit to Robben Island. A UNESCO…
Learn the History of our freedom. Visit the home of our beloved Madiba for 27 years. Must be booked in advance and often cancelled if the sea is rough. Takes around 4 hours but a great experience. Meet the prisoners who now are the curators.
From the V&A Waterfront I took a ferry to visit the famous island. Historical landmark known for housing political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela, now with a museum. It's like being in a world that's been left behind and yet still so much a part of our lives. Highly recommended.
Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. The name is Dutch for "seal island." Robben Island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km long north-south, and 1.9 km wide, with an area of 5.08 km².